grails java.sql.SQLException: Table not found in statement [insert into

I’m spinning up a new grails experiment this weekend and ran into an error that I could not effectively google. So hopefully by adoping the very SEO style title others will benefit. I really want to like grails, it is a full stack web development framework modeled after Ruby on Rails but written Groovy with full access to the JVM. I have an excellent project in mind for some facebook integration using a Java library I’ve some experience with so grails seemed to fit....

March 8, 2009 · 2 min · Aaron Held

Smartzone shortcuts

I’m starting to get used to Comcast’s smartzone webmail front end. It is an ajaxy / desktopish mail client that exposes way more functionality then the old one. This type of functionality usually comes at a price, and in this case the price was having to use a mouse. There are a number of keyboard shortcuts, but the it is a full page help buried in the preferences pane. I prefer the narrow right-hand window like the type seen in some Microsoft office products....

February 20, 2009 · 1 min · Aaron Held

good meal at table 31 in Philladelphia

We went to Table 31 at the base of the Comcast center for dinner tonight. It was an excellent restaurant week menu. Most of the places doing restaurant week push the up-sell pretty hard but this was an exception. They had the all inclusive $35 menu on the table. Even better they had a selection of wines under $50 that they recommended and our was very nice. The waiter was very nice and handled my ‘special needs’ diet....

January 30, 2009 · 1 min · Aaron Held

Ardith learns about reducing scope

So tonight my 10 year old decided that she wanted to learn flash. We are going through a basic tutorial but she decided to make a cat (rather then a circle) walk across the screen. This is clearly scope creep! There was budgeted time after dinner and before bed for a circle slide, not a walking mammal. After some time she said that it didn’t look right and wanted to spend more time in order to make it walk more realistically....

January 22, 2009 · 1 min · Aaron Held

first 'real' refreshPhilly event

The first round of ‘official’ speakers set the bar pretty high for refreshPhilly. Tom Boutell from gave us a talk on symphony and set the tone of the crowd as a hardcore web devs followed by Phil Charron and Russ Starke who brilliently challenged us to the core. Dragging up memories of aquaman they threw down the simple question: So what exactly are we going to do for Philly?

January 13, 2009 · 1 min · Aaron Held